The Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana has commemorated the 60th anniversary of the 1958 All African Peoples Conference.
The conference is aimed at bring Africans together to discuss ways the continent can be liberated.
The theme for this year’s conference “Revisiting the 1958 All African peoples’ conference ; The Unfinished Business of Liberation and transformation ” highlighted the need for Africans to focus on the aims of the first conference that was in 1958.
The Chair for the planning committee of the conference and the Director for the Institute of African Studies, Dzidzo Tsikata at the opening ceremony expressed hope that the conference would ignite in Africans the need to contribute their quota to the realization of the continent ‘s independence and development agenda.
“We hope that these conference will , reflecting on this youth movement across the continent also re-visit the history, ideas and values of the 1958 conference to enable all of to contributing in our different ways to realizing the agenda for Africa’s true liberation.” she said.
The conference, which commenced on Wednesday December 5 ends on Saturday December to 8th
About the first conference
The All-Africa Peoples Conference was first called in 1958 by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who conceived to include social groups, including ethnic communities and anti-colonial political parties to discuss on ways the continent can gain independence from colonial rule.
Story by: Dorothy Buatsi/universnewsroom.com